Thursday, 27 May 2010

My OPI Collection :)

Hi Ladies,

I just thought I'd share my little collection of OPI's with you. I love OPI nail polishes (although I have been becoming a bit of an essie girl recently!) I find them really easy to apply and the colour selection is fabulous, so here are the ones I currently own :)

(L-R Mod about you, Argenteeny Pinkini, Panda-monium pink, Do you lilac it?)

Mod about you is a fabulous super light true baby pink, I love this colour it always seems to make my nails look perfectly polished, no matter how short or unshaped they may be! The only problem I have with it is that it formulation is quite hard to work with, I have to have a lot of patience when applying this as it can easily become very streaky and of all my OPI's it probably chips the easiest.

Argenteeny Pinkini is a really pretty pink, this is my mums favourite nail polish and it is forever going missing from my room! Its a lovely wearable colour which goes with everything, and has great staying power.

Panda-monium Pink was released with the Hong Kong collection. It looks very very similar to mod about you in the bottle but they are actually quite different! Panda-monium pink is much more blue toned, and not quite as light as mod about you. The formulation is great, everything that I wanted mod about you to be! This is my current go to nail polish - I love it!

Do you lilac it? was my first OPI and is still one of my favourites! it is a stunning lilac. I think this applys the best of all my OPI's, it gives a great opaque colour after 2 coats.

(L-R Coney Island Cotton Candy, My Private Jet, Black Cherry Chutney)

Coney Island Cotton Candy is a peach toned nude. This is probably one of my least worn OPI's, the colour is a bit harder to work with but I think it will look lovely in the summer months with a tan!

My Private Jet is a dark shimmering grey - A really gorgeous unique colour! I wear this quite alot on my toes, it looks fantastic and has amazing staying power!

Black Cherry Chutney is a deep plum with red undertones - This was my most worn nail polish in the colder months, I've mentioned before that it reminds me of Twilight, its very vampire-esque!

and thats all of them! I definitely need some bright summery colours so any nail polish recommendations (from any brand) would be fantastic! If you would like swatches of any of these just let me know :)

Hope you're having a fab week!

Thursday, 20 May 2010

The perfect handbag perfumes?

Hi Ladies,

I have about 3 favourite perfumes (post about those coming up shortly!) which I like to alternate and use on a day to day basis. However, even though my handbag is absolutely huge I don't really like to carry around a full size bottle of perfume on my bag (I think its more the fear of loosing or breaking it than the weight seen as I carry around all kinds of junk in my handbag!). So I have a couple of smaller perfumes which have become permanent fixtures in my most used handbags, and they are these two little gems from next.

They are flowers on the right, and just pink on the left. Both of these are really reasonable from next - I think they cost around £5-6 for 30ml which is the perfect size for your handbag! The scents are quite similar, very fresh, girly and easy to wear. Flowers (unsuprisingly) smells a bit more floral than just pink and is the one I have been reaching for more lately, as it is perfect for summer! Although they cannot compete with my more expensive perfumes in terms of staying power, I find them to be pretty long lasting. They are both quite light scents, perfect for top ups throughout the day :)
Have you used any next perfumes before? which perfume do you keep in your handbag?
Speak Soon!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Ins and Outs :)

Hi ladies!

Hope you're having a great weekend, I havn't done one of these posts in a while so I thought I would fill you in on my current ins and outs :-)


Essie Nail Polishes - I bought my first essie nail polish the other day and I'm really impressed! the fomuation is lovely and the colour is divine - NOTD coming soon!

Flip Flops - Oh yes, I wore my havaianas the other day (with jeans!). I know its not summer yet but it was a lovely sunny day!

You! My lovely readers! - I reached 300 followers the other day and I just want to say a massive thankyou, especially to all of you who leave me such lovely comment on my posts - you are all fantastic!

Face and hair masks - I keep a basket of face and hair masks in my bathroom, and I tend to use one of each every week (or more if I've had a bad week!) I find they're a great pick me up if I've had a bad day or if I just feel like a pamper, i've popped a couple of my favourites below :)


Revision - anyone else revising for exams right now - I feel you! come on we can do it!

streaky fake tan - I am terrible at applying fake tan, I just never seem to be able to get it right! any tips would be greatly appreciated!

Uncomfortable shoes - why are they always your prettiest most expensive shoes?! my feet are so sore today!

and thats all for now! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend :)

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

OOTD and FOTD number 2 - Casual :)

Hi Ladies,

So after I had a few requests for more outfit of the days after my first one last week I thought I'd get cracking! So here is todays much more casual offering. I have been revising all day so I just went with a really simple, comfortable outfit and pretty minimal makeup (apart from my viva glam gaga lips!) I'll start off with my makeup.

Face - Stila illuminating skin foundation 10 watts

MAC Rhapsody in two blush

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Eyes - MAC brule all over lid

MAC teddy eye kohl

Rimmel lash max mascara in brown

Lips - Viva glam gaga

and the outfit :)

Boyfriend style shirt - Jack wills

Plain vest top - H&M

Leggins - Primark

Shoes - Topshop

I styled my hair using the remmington spin curl - I love the effect it gives and its really easy to use! I then used a bit of hair mousse to give some extra volume at the roots. Jewellery wise I am just wearing my superdrug pearl style beads and my nail varnish is Essie's carousel coral :)

Speak Soon!

Monday, 10 May 2010

Nails Of The Day - BarryM 180

Hello Ladies!

After having subtle pink nails for the past week or so, I decided it was time for a change! I wanted to go for a really vibrant colour, and after searching through my nail polish collection I decided upon BarryM's 180.

I bought this nail polish at the clothes show in Birmingham before Christmas so I'm not sure if its still available or not! Its a really true blue, with a turquoise/gold shimmer. This photo was taken on day 3 of wearing it with no visible chips, it applied really well not streaky or gloopy and gave really good coverage after two coats.

I'm still undecided as to whether I like this colour or not! I think it would look fab with denim, or a maxi dress in blues/greens but perhaps not so much for every day wear (like I was wearing it!) what do you think?

Hope you had a great weekend!

Speak Soon,

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

My most worn jewellery (at the moment!)

Hi Ladies,

I've seen quite a few jewellery related blog posts recently and I've really enjoyed reading them - so I thought I'd join in! Jewellery tends to be what I splash out on, and I have quite a big jewellery collection so I thought I'd share with you a few of the pieces which I've been getting a lot of wear out of recently :-)

Ok so first up is my links of london sweetie charm bracelet, my best friend bought this for my 21st birthday last year and I love it, its chunky without making too much of a statement and goes with practically everything. I have two charms the platform shoe and the graduation hat, I've popped them on together to show you but I often interchange them and wear the bracelet with just one charm on at time.

Next up are a couple of necklaces from accessorize. The first one was a present from my friends at uni, and the second one I picked up a couple of months ago.

I love this one! the little cupcake which is attatched to it is so sweet! I've been wearing this with pretty pastelle outfits :-)

This necklace is an oversized super sparkly ring, it is on a really long chain and looks great with high necked tops and dresses to add a little extra sparkle. I don't tend to wear that many longer necklaces but this one really caught my eye in accessorize, and it was in the sale too - fabulous!
Next up is pearls! I do have some real pearls but recently I have been reaching for these cute chunky pearl beads from superdrug.

and finally, my super cute penguin charm necklace. I love penguins (they are by far my favourite animal!) and my mum bought me this necklace for my birthday last year. Its 9ct yellow gold and is often my go to necklace when I'm not sure what to wear. I love it!

and thats everything! I have completely missed out earrings and rings (whoops!) so I might do a separate post on them sometime soon :-)

I also just wanted to say thankyou so much for all the lovely comments on my last post it really made my day! I'll definitely post some more outfits of the days when I'm not sporting my revision outfit of jogging bottoms and hoodies!

Hope you're having a great week!